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HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Hastings City Bank

Meeting Today’s Needs; Anticipating Tomorrow’s

March 2018: BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Florida, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Hastings City Bank, Hastings, Michigan has once again secured its highest, 5-Star rating. (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) In fact, Hastings City Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for 34 consecutive quarters.

“A lot of things have changed since the Great Recession,” reflects Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Technology, in particular, has changed the way many people bank, but it will never replace a bank’s knowledge of its customers. Community banks, like Hastings City Bank, have the upper hand on that. Through personal interaction, they can meet their customers’ needs today while anticipating them for tomorrow.”

Hastings City Bank was established in 1886 and has been growing alongside its customers for 132 years. Today it operates through eight conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found online at hastingscitybank.com.

Hastings City Bank: “Your Homtown Bank Since 1886.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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Highpoint Community Bank Education Scholarship

Highpoint Community Bank to offer Education Scholarship

The Highpoint Community Bank scholarship is to award a high school senior accepted into a post-secondary education program in finance or a finance related field.

Scholarship Amount

$ 4,000 ($1,000 per year up to four years).

Requirements for Scholarship Consideration

  1. Full-time student (full time equals 12 or more credit hours per semester), must be a Michigan resident and attend a Michigan or out of state community college or university providing a certificate, two year or four year degree.
  2. Student must be pursuing a certificate, associates or bachelor’s degree.
  3. Degree program must be finance-related; business administration, economics, accounting, etc.
  4. Student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. A transcript must be provided to the Highpoint Community Bank Trust Department annually.
  5. Funds are paid directly to the college or university for credit to that individual’s tuition expense for the following semester.
  6. The student must show promise and leadership qualities. Attach a letter of recommendation.
  7. Applications must be received by Friday, April 13, 2018.
  8. Students in the following school districts may apply:

Barry County Christian School

Bellevue Community Schools

Caledonia Community Schools

Hastings Area Schools

Marshall Public Schools

Maple Valley Schools

Thornapple Kellogg Schools

Wayland Union Schools

“We are proud to be the financial partner for the KickStart to Career program and are committed to providing financial literacy to our school districts.”  said Nancy Goodin, Marketing Director. “This scholarship is a continued commitment to helping students in our service area succeed with post-secondary education. We are aligning with the KickStart program by offering this scholarship to a student pursuing a certificate, associate’s degree or enrolling in a four year program.”

The application for this scholarship may be found on the bank’s website:

https://www.highpointcommunitybank.com/personal/youth-and-young-adult/

Highpoint Community Bank is a full service community bank with seven conveniently located branches in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland. They are located on the web at www.hastingscitybank.com.  Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

 

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HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Highpoint Community Bank
Fostering Relationships, Accountability

December 2017: BauerFinancial, Coral Gables, Florida, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, is proud to announce that Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan has once again secured a 5-Star rating. What a great way to start 2018! (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Highpoint Community Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for 33 consecutive quarters, and that deserves recognition.

“Because community banks put their focus on local people and small businesses, they are perfectly positioned to provide the specialized support that is unique to their area,” acknowledges Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Community banks, like Highpoint Community Bank, promote local growth by investing back into the same neighborhoods that their deposits come from. By fostering these local relationships, they achieve two goals: they are highly capitalized and they are accountable to their customers.”

Established in 1886, Highpoint Community Bank has been reinvesting in its local communities for 131 years. It currently operates through eight conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found online at hastingscitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”
Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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5-Star Bauer Rating

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

Highpoint Community Bank

A 5-Star Superior Bank

September 2017: Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan has earned a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Highpoint Community Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for 32 consecutive quarters, and that deserves recognition.

“By earning Bauer’s highest 5-Star rating, Highpoint Community Bank proves to its customers and the community that it is committed to their needs and to financial discipline,” notes Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “As times change, so do customers’ needs. Community banks like Highpoint Community Bank excel at finding ways to meet these ever-changing needs while maintaining financial discipline and prudent underwriting.”

Highpoint Community Bank was established in 1886, and has been providing personal service to its neighbors and friends for the 131 years since. Today it operates through eight conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can be found on the internet at hastingscitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Homtown Bank Since 1886.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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5-Star Bauer Rating

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Highpoint Community Bank
An Invaluable Partner to the Community

June 2017: Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan is pleased to report it has once again earned a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. (A five-star rating indicates the bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Highpoint Community Bank has earned and maintained this top 5-Star rating for 31 consecutive quarters, and that deserves recognition.

“Highpoint Community Bank is an integral member of the community,” remarks Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “Its support provides the vitality the community needs to remain socially, educationally and commercially vibrant. A strong community, in turn, produces a strong community bank.  And the cycle continues. True community banks, like Highpoint Community Bank, understand that what is good for the community is equally good for them, making them an invaluable neighbor.”

Established in 1886, Highpoint Community Bank has been providing value to its neighbors and friends for 131 years. Today it operates through eight conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found on the web at hastingscitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”
Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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BauerFinancial, Inc. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114.
 

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5-Star Bauer Rating

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Highpoint Community Bank
Once Again a Top Performer

March 2017: Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan proudly announces it is once again a top performer, earning a coveted 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm. (A five-star rating indicates that this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more.) Highpoint Community Bank has earned this top honor for 30 consecutive quarters.

“Highpoint Community Bank is a prime example of a community bank excelling at what a community bank was meant to do,” explains Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “It employs locally, thereby having the same personal investment in the community as its customers; it makes decisions locally, often for neighbors and friends; and it focuses on quality as opposed to quantity. That focus has paid off for both Highpoint Community Bank and for its community.”

Highpoint Community Bank was established in 1886 and has been providing quality banking services to its neighbors and friends ever since. Today, after 131 years, it operates through seven conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and can also be found on the internet at hastingscitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “Your Hometown Bank Since 1886.”
Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and banks since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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BauerFinancial, Inc. P.O. Box 143520, Coral Gables, FL 33114.
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5-Star Bauer Rating

HCB Earns Highest 5-Star Superior Safety Rating!

5-Star Highpoint Community Bank
Recognized as One of the Strongest Banks in the Nation

December 2016: BAUERFINANCIAL, the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm congratulates Highpoint Community Bank, Hastings, Michigan for ringing-in 2017 with its highest 5-Star Superior rating. Highpoint Community Bank is no newcomer to Bauer’s 5-Star Rating. In fact, Highpoint Community Bank has earned this top honor for 29 consecutive quarters.

Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, commends Highpoint Community Bank for maintaining a strong capital position while fulfilling its commitment to solving the financial needs of the local communities. “Community banks aren’t pushing products or services on you that you don’t need or want”, says Dorway. “They are there to provide a service and fill a need, which Highpoint Community Bank has been able to do seamlessly all while maintaining its pristine health.”

Highpoint Community Bank was established in 1886 and has been providing quality banking services to its neighbors and friends ever since. Today, after 130 years, it operates through seven conveniently located offices in Bellevue, Caledonia, Hastings, Marshall, Middleville, Nashville and Wayland and on the web at hastingscitybank.com.

Highpoint Community Bank: “…meeting customer needs, exceeding expectations.”

Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Star-ratings are all available for free at bauerfinancial.com.

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